September Zone 1 Update
Thank you for being a Zone 1 member! Check out who is headed to the EAP National Training Session, see what events are coming up and catch up on the latest results!
Zone 1 riders shine at the USHJA Zones 1 & 2 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships!
The Zones 1 & 2 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, was held August 29-September 2 at HITS on the Hudson VII! Congratulations to our riders who participated, and special congratulations to our Zone 1 medalists:
Team Championship

  • Gold: Nancy Ballou, Campbell Hudkins, Zoe Santilli and Caroline Saunders

Special thanks to Chef d'Equipe James Benedetto for leading teams at the Championship!
Children's Individual Championship

  • Bronze: Zoe Santilli

Adult Amateur Individual Championship

  • Silver: Nancy Ballou
Congratulations to our Zone 1 Academic Grant recipients!
Congratulations to our members Danielle Franchi and Marley Jordan, who each were awarded a Zone 1 Academic Grant this year. The grants are awarded to members for educational purposes including trade school, farrier school, high school, college, graduate school or another professional program.
Try USHJA Sponsor FITS' Pippa Knee Patch Thread Breech!
FITS’ brand new Pippa Knee Patch Tread Breech is the perfect combination of beauty and functionality- this is the breech you’ve been dreaming of.

Giving you a gorgeous silhouette in the saddle this knee patch breech features Euro-seat styling, a front zip closure, two slash pockets, and FITS’ printed technology silicone grip. Our patented seamless, gusseted crotch allows you to sit more deeply in the tack with added stretch and comfort. The soft 4-way stretch fabric of these breeches sheds hay and dirt while Spandex in the ankle keeps your legs cool without any extra bulk.
Qualified Lists available for AON/USHJA National Championships, late entries currently being accepted
USHJA has accepted more than 370 entries for the inaugural AON/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W, which will take place November 13-18, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Championships offer Hunter, Jumper and Age Group Equitation divisions with $96,000 in prize money for the USEF/USHJA National Jumper Championships, and each Hunter section section offers $4,000 in prize money. The Championships also feature Affiliate Championships at fence heights of 2' and 2'6", which have received a wonderful response from Affiliate Organizations.

If you missed the entry deadline, we are now accepting late entries that meet the minimum qualifications for a section as space is available on a first-come, first-served basis after on-time entries. Entries close for the competition on October 15, and late entries for the AON/USHJA National Championships do not incur late fees.
Good luck to our members competing at WCHR Finals!
Good luck to our members competing in the World Championship Hunter Rider Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, September 28-October 7.

WCHR members qualify for National and Regional Awards by earning points at Member Events held across the country throughout the qualifying year. Points from a rider's top four WCHR Member Events will be used to determine the National and Regional standings. Each year the top ten nationally ranked riders and top six regionally ranked riders in each category, come together to compete in the WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show

USEF Network will provide live stream coverage at Capital Challenge. Click here to catch all the action. 
Frances McGivern earns USHJA Foundation J.T. Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant
Frances McGivern, of Essex, Connecticut, has earned the inaugural USHJA Foundation J.T. Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant  to help her attend the 2018 Hamel Foundation National Horse Show  3'3" Equitation Championship. Her journey to qualifying for a national equitation final has been all about making the details work.
From little horsemanship techniques making a difference in her horse's performance, to subtle changes in her aids affecting her equitation scores, McGivern enjoys watching all of the little things come together as she pursues her goals as an equestrian.
The USHJA Foundation is pleased that the J.T. Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant could be one of the important pieces to help her realize her dream.
Zone 1 members headed to the EAP National Training Session!
Ada Rohan of Montpelier, Vermont, was selected to attend the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/ USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session at the University of Findlay in Ohio! Frances McGivern of Essex, Connecticut, was selected to attend as a stable manager. Congratulations to these members!

Athletes attending the session will learn from lead clinicians Joe Fargis and Anne Thornbury.

The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals, presented by  The Plaid Horse, will once again be held concurrently with EAP National Training Session. Stay tuned to see who will be attending HQC Nationals!
Good luck to riders competing at the Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships!
Congratulations and good luck to our Zone 1 team competing at the 2018 Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Championships Oct. 11-13 at Pennsylvania National Horse Show:

  • Coco Fath
  • Annabel Revers
  • Isabella Russekoff
  • Claire Schreder
  • McKayla Langmeier, Individual

Special thanks to Zone 1 Chef d'Equipe John Brennan for leading the team! USEF Network will live stream the event. Click here to catch all the action.
Congratulations to our Zone 1 Horse of the Year competitors
Congratulations to members who competed at the Zone 1 Horse of the Year Hunter Championship at Eastern States Exposition September 12-16!

We want to extend special thanks to our Zone 1 sponsors including Cornerstone Farm, Dover Saddlery, Equine Journal, Fairfield-Westchester PHA, National PHA, New Chance Farm, New England Equitation Championships, Nutrena, Rabbit Hill Farm, Silvermine Farm, SmartPak and Stable Secretary for making the Championship possible.
Members earn awards at Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF Hunter Breeding National Championship
Congratulations to our members who participated in the 2018 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF Hunter Breeding National Championship, presented by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oare at The Virginia Young Horse Festival in Lexington, Virginia. The following horses, owned or bred by members in Zone 1, received awards:

  • Leading Thoroughbred, Foxwick Farm Perpetual Trophy – Have U Heard (Running to the Alter—Anna Banana and Mom), a 2016 Thoroughbred mare bred by Cheryll Francella, owned by Gina Filewicz and handled by Dowell Johnson

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